Philip Sayle

Cycle for Steve Burne Rooms!

Fundraising for Ronald McDonald House Charities
raised of £5,000 target
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Ronald McDonald House Charities

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RCN England and Wales (802047), Scotland (SC040717)
We provide free accommodation for families to keep them close to their sick child


Cycle for Steve Burne Rooms Sunday 10th June 2018

Calling all healthy cyclists out there!

Please join Nick, Matt, Derek and Phil the 4 amigos squeezing into their lycra for a well worthy charity cycle ride for the “Steve Burne Rooms Ronald McDonald House Charities”.

Having all been inspired by the AEW Superhero walk which we all took part in, it’s our time to get on our bikes and help Steve reach his goal of £250,000 and above for this tremendous cause.

With the kind help of the Rotary Club’s of Accrington and Clitheroe we have been invited to join their charity ride on Sunday 10th June 2018. This is a very generous gesture from Bill Honeywell and his colleagues which we truly appreciate and as a result enables us to move forward with our plans significantly.

We invite you all to join us for what we believe will be a great days cycling through some of the most scenic landscapes and villages within Clitheroe and surrounding areas. 

Steve Burne was diagnosed with cancer in May 2017 which was confirmed as terminal in October. We are sure that most of you in the North West property industry may have heard of Steve in the but this is a reminder that time is most precious.

In addition to Steve’s role at AEW Architects he has been closely involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for 15 years and acted as Chair of the Manchester House Board of Governors since it opened 5 years ago. The Ronald McDonald House in Manchester supports families whose children are undergoing treatment at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital or St Mary’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The 60 bedroom House provides a free, welcoming place to stay. Each bedroom can accommodate up to four people and the House has communal living areas such as kitchens, playrooms and a garden. House staff are on hand to offer a listening ear and organise activities so families can take some time away from the hospital, to gather strength, but still be close to their child.

Steve’s experience as Chair of Ronald McDonald House in Manchester, the love for his own family and understanding of the pressures and stress through illness has resulted in a new resolve: an aim to raise £250,000 to convert three spaces in the Manchester House into larger 6 person family rooms and to do it in his lifetime. The rooms will be named in Steve’s honour.

We invite all colleagues, friends, associates and their families to join us on our Cycle for Steve Burne Rooms Sunday 10th June 2018.

Please copy and paste this link into your search bar to register for the event:   

As you will see on the link to the ride there are 3 different routes to choose from, including an easy 25 mile ride, a more significant 60 mile route with some good climbs and 100 mile route for the professionals and people who like a challenge!

We are very excited with the prospect of joining the Ribble Valley Ride and ask you to join us on the day if you can or donate via the Just giving page. 

We recommend a minimum £10 donation per person in addition to the joining fee on the Ribble Valley Ride although this is a discretionary £10 donation we encourage everyone to give as generously as you are comfortable. 

Of course we really want riders from all back grounds to join us and make this a day to remember not only for the charity but for Steve and his family, you can raise your own targets and donate to our overall just giving page through a link we don’t mind we are just grateful!!!
Donations and messages of support should be made in advance via the just giving website. We will be monitoring the page to provide a guide to our numbers on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Frequently asked questions

1. How do I register for the event?

 Register via the webpage below and choose your Cycle circuit.  

Once you have registered please email Phil Sayle at, letting him know that you have entered and which level of entry you are going for.

Please donate via our just giving page. This will be monitored to gauge participation numbers for event planning. We would like to politely recommend a minimum £10 donation per rider unless you are kindly working on your own fund raising. 

2. Is this event suitable for everybody?

This event is tailored to families and regular riders and can be enjoyed by all. 

3. Where is the start address and how do I get there?

Fell Bike and Triathalon Super Store Clitheroe (

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

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RCN England and Wales (802047), Scotland (SC040717)
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is an independent charity providing free 'home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital. Thanks to your donations, we are able to provide up to 530 families with accommodation each night so they can be together no matter what.

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